§ 6. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can now make a further statement concerning the negotiations for the agreement in relation to the State subsidy for grand opera?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Viant)
A supplementary agreement with the British Broadcasting Corporation, which will include the provisions as to the opera grant, is in course of drafting and will be laid before Parliament as soon as it has been executed.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Does the hon. Gentleman know whether his right hon. Friend is pushing on as quickly as possible with this matter?
§ Mr. OSWALD LEWIS
Can the hon. Gentleman tell the House whether the present performances at Covent Garden are being given without any undertaking on the part of the Government to contribute?